India’s Times Network Selects Grass Valley MAM and Playout Solutions
The Times Network will now use Grass valley solutions to monitor and delver its programming.
India’s Times Network, a leading entertainment and news network, has selected a full complement of playout and media management technology from Grass Valley to facilitate a more efficient and agile production environment.
Providing a wide range of entertainment channels to its viewers, Times Network has the highest viewer impressions among all English channels in India. Popular channels that include Movies Now SD, Movies Now HD, Movies Now2 SD, Movies Now2 HD, MN+, Zoom, Romedy Now SD and Romedy Now HD.
Among the Grass Valley solutions chosen, the Times Network has installed a Grass Valley Stratus system with K2 Summit 3G Transmission servers connected to a K2 SAN Storage System to support its video production and content management activities. Times Network has installed a Grass Valley iTX Integrated Playout Platform, iControl facility monitoring, Kaleido-X and –MX multiviewers, and a wide array of Grass Valley Densite’ 3 signal processing frames to serve as the monitoring and master control system for ingest, live and file-based content across the facility.
“At Times Network, we are committed to delivering the high-quality entertainment content our audiences expect, and the only way to do that is with superior technology in place,” said K. Yegneshwara Iyer, vice president and head of technology at Times Network. “With this new solution from Grass Valley, we can take advantage of a seamless work environment that gives us control over the entire spectrum of our content creation and distribution lifecycle, allowing us to quickly turnaround new content production, deliver it first, and across multiple platforms.”
The Grass Valley iTX platform delivers IP/SDI format flexibility and scalability for future readiness in a flexible multifunction playout platform that includes audio processing and a wide selection of multilevel graphics capabilities.
GV Stratus offers a full set of production tools in one application that helps users better manage entertainment, on-air operations and news production media workflows. With task-driven tools that operate in a variety of environments, GV Stratus can be specifically tailored for each user's job function, increasing efficiency and enabling more effective collaboration throughout the entire production lifecycle.
Handling everything from primetime TV to specialized channels, iTX delivers IP/SDI format flexibility and scalability for future readiness in a flexible multifunction playout platform that includes audio processing and a wide selection of multilevel graphics capabilities.
iControl is a highly adaptable television signal and network-monitoring system that’s ideal for monitoring distributed multichannel operations. With its third-party control integration and automated responses, the system enables operators to control multiple channels in an effective manner.
You might also like...
Understanding IP Broadcast Production Networks: Part 3 - Resilience
How distance vector routing simplifies networks and improves resilience.
IP Monitoring & Diagnostics With Command Line Tools: Part 9 - Continuous Monitoring
Scheduling a continuous monitoring process will detect problems at the earliest opportunity. If the diagnostic tools run often enough, they can forecast a server outage before a mission critical failure happens. Pre-emptive diagnosis and automatic corrections are a very good…
System Showcase: Ireland’s RTÉ Adds Video To Its Radio Studios To Increase Content Value
RTE’s move to new studios prompted a project to add more sophisticated video capabilities to its new radio studios, reflecting a global trend towards the consumption of radio online.
Understanding IP Broadcast Production Networks: Part 2 - Routers & Switches
How Routers & Switches reduce traffic congestion and improve security.
The Peril Of HDR: Just Because You Can Doesn’t Mean You Should
There is a disturbing and growing consensus among viewers that many movies and TV shows today are under illuminated or simply too dark. As DOPs, we surely share some of the blame, but there is plenty of blame to go…